Sunday Moments

Easter Season

Thanksgiving for Baptism

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Rejoicing in the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
joined to Christ and to one another in the waters our of baptism,
we yet call to mind a world so filled with suffering—
from war and violence, Covid and hunger,
homelessness and prejudice,
national disaster and personal loss.

We who are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness
give thanks for the gift of baptism,
and we plead for the Spirit to strengthen us
by the mystery of Christ’s resurrection

We thank you, God, for your river of life,
flowing freely from your throne:
through the earth,
through the city,
through every living thing.

You rescued Noah and his family from the flood;
You opened wide the sea for the Israelites.
Now in these waters you flood us with mercy,
and our sin is drowned forever.
You open the gate of righteousness
and we pass safely through.

In Jesus Christ, you calm and trouble the waters.
You nourish us and enclose us in safety.
You call us forth and send us out.
In lush and barren places, you are with us.
You have become our salvation.

Now breathe upon this water
and awaken your church once more.
Claim us again as your beloved and holy people.
Quench our thirst; cleanse our hearts; wipe away every tear.

To you, our Beginning and our End,
our Shepherd and Lamb,
be honor, glory, praise, and thanksgiving,
now and forever.

Gathering Song
The Sun Will Rise

The Brilliance

Prayer of the Day

God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you, and voices to sing your praise. Fill us with your Spirit, that we may celebrate your glory and worship you in spirit and truth, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Spiritual Practice

This week we invite you to use the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina as you encounter today’s Bible reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. The link below will take you directly to a listing of all the lessons for this Easter Season, including links to the lessons themselves.
  1. Prepare to read the lesson: quiet yourself, sit comfortably, and become aware of God’s presence. Take several deep breaths. Perhaps say a prayer like “Come, Holy Spirit, come.”
  2. Read the lesson aloud or silently. What words or images stand out to you? Is there a character that you can relate to? Is there a moment in the reading that captures your attention?
  3. Re-read the same passage slowly. Meditate on any new words that stood out to you or do the same words from the first reading still resonate with you? How do these words intersect with your life today? Invite the Spirit to reveal to you how God is speaking to you in this passage.
  4. Re-read the passage a third time allowing the scripture to become a prayer or a response to God. Pray or talk with God.
  5. Contemplate this moment with God. Is there anything lingering in your heart from this experience? Keep your thoughts toward God. Perhaps this time goes deeper than words. Relax in this moment with God and know that you are loved.

Prayers of Intercession

With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

Today, we pray:
For the church universal, its ministry, and the mission of the gospel...
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.
For the well-being of creation...
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.
For peace and justice in the world, the nations and those in authority, the community...
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.
For the poor, oppressed, sick, bereaved, lonely...
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.
For all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit...
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.
For Calumet Nation, and for our congregations...
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.
For those concerns that weigh on our hearts...
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We thank you, O God, for all your servants and witnesses of times past. We thank you for the Easter promise of salvation and eternal life.
Lord, In your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray,
trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior.


God, the Author of life,
Christ, the living Cornerstone,
and the life-giving Spirit of adoption,
bless you now and forever.

Song of the Day
Duncan Alleluia

Sung by Calumet Friends in 2021


Alleluia! Christ is risen.
Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Go in peace. Tell what God has done.
Thanks be to God.


Lectio Divina Steps adapted by Judy Smith from

Prayer of the Day from Sundays and Seasons.
Prayers of Intercession adapted from Sundays and Seasons

Thanksgiving for Baptism and closing litany from and
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